Getting to know you - page 3

Hi everyone. I know there have been quite a few new posters in the last while. I though it would be great to have a little introduction thread. Give us all a chance to say a little about ourselves... Read More

  1. by   peaceful2100
    Hi, my name is Tonya. I am 22 years old. I am a single mom to Alicia who is four and a half years old and very busy and active. I have just started my senior year of a BSN program. I already have an Associate's degree in liberal arts degree that I earned back in 2000 and a couple of the biggest reasons why I choose BSN over the ADN was because by the time I decided to turn in my nursing school application either way it went it would have took 2 years to get the ADN just like it would have took 2 years for the BSN because I had already completed the pre-req's for nursing classes and only needed the nursing courses. Also I want to earn my Master's degree too. I did not go for my BSN just because I thought it was better and the best.

    I am wanting to go into Pediatrics. I would like to do Pediatric nursing in the hospital for a few years after graduation. Then pediatric nursing in the community/home health setting. Then I would like to go to school and earn my Master's degree. I am thinking of Pediatric nurse practitioner or Family nurse practitioner.

    This semester I have my ICU, Med-Surg rotation which will be on an Oncology floor and Psych rotation which will be both inpatient and outpatient each rotation last for four weeks. We started back on the 22nd last week and we will start clinicals on the Sept. 9th.

    I am also president of my school's chapter of the student nurses association. So that will also keep me busy. I am very excited and nervous because I have never been a leader of anything before. I have several things planned and I feel this will be quite a learning experience for me.

    Good luck to everyone this semester.
  2. by   cloudydrms
    Hey all. I'm 37, have 2 kids (12 yr old boy and 9 yr old girl), female-type person who is enrolled in an ADN program in the 1st state - Delaware. About 5 years ago I completely changed my life by divorcing my first husband, marrying the love of my life a year later, and then quitting my job as a computer programmer a few months later. After fulfilling my role as a full-time mother/wife for a couple of years, I got really bored and decided to go back to school. The question at the time was What do I want to do with the rest of my life? The answer...damned if I know. LOL. Not really. I knew that although I did love computer programming, I also knew that it totally went against everything I am. I need to work with people, be compassionate, and be helpful. In the end I decided to become a nurse. I hope I'll be the best darn nurse ever to grace Delaware in the end! I'm currently finishing up my pre-req's (Microbiology and Clinical Math) and will start Clinicals in January and I'm scared to death!!!!

    Love to all and good luck too!
    Cindy
  3. by   shygirl
    Tall and tan and young and lovely....Oh wait!, That's the girl from .... Anyway Been a nurse for four years, work LTC and love every minute of it!
  4. by   kelligrl
    Man, shygirl, your avatar is gonna give me seizures....:chuckle

    I'm Kellie, I'm 28 and in the last semester of an ADN program...have 2 girls, 3 & 7.
  5. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by Motivated, SN
    Hi Everybody! I'm Carol, 44yo with three children; 2 boys, 17yrs and girl 5 yrs. I worked in drs. offices for 15 yrs., receptionist, MA and office manager. Wanted to go to LPN program after H.S., got accepted, but didn't want to spend another year in school, BIG MISTAKE. Got a degree in Human Services (Social Work). Started courses for RN program a couple of yrs. ago, but dropped out because of too many pressures. Starting back on Monday to finish Pre-reqs (2 classes this sem.) Hope to have RN by 2005 (Seems so far away). I love this forum.
    Good luck to everybody!
    Motivated SN, I also worked in the medical field for quite a few years, kept putting off going to nursing school, waiting for the "right" time..lol. Well best of luck to you and Welcome !!
  6. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by cloudydrms
    Hey all. I'm 37, have 2 kids (12 yr old boy and 9 yr old girl), female-type person who is enrolled in an ADN program in the 1st state - Delaware. About 5 years ago I completely changed my life by divorcing my first husband, marrying the love of my life a year later, and then quitting my job as a computer programmer a few months later. After fulfilling my role as a full-time mother/wife for a couple of years, I got really bored and decided to go back to school. The question at the time was What do I want to do with the rest of my life? The answer...damned if I know. LOL. Not really. I knew that although I did love computer programming, I also knew that it totally went against everything I am. I need to work with people, be compassionate, and be helpful. In the end I decided to become a nurse. I hope I'll be the best darn nurse ever to grace Delaware in the end! I'm currently finishing up my pre-req's (Microbiology and Clinical Math) and will start Clinicals in January and I'm scared to death!!!!

    Love to all and good luck too!
    Cindy

    Cindy, Good Luck to you , I have a classmate who has a degree in computers, I don't think it's programing, but she is really helpful with computers, I'm sure you BOTH will make super nurses !
  7. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by ggfifi
    I'm also Susan, 46 years old; with just the two youngest of six (blended family - 4 his, 2 mine) kids still at home - son, 17 and daughter, 16. Been married for 14 years. I started my prereqs in March this year, and plan to have enough of them completed by the end of December to apply to my local community college ASN program, which will start in May 2003 with graduation in Fall 2004. I still work full time for a major stock brokerage firm, and will until I start school full time next spring. Husband is retired Navy, and he went back to school after retirement 10 years ago and finished up his BA in Secondary Education. However, he hasn't been working in the school system for a couple of years, and been trying to start his own business. I decided that 10 years was enough time for him to decide and become what he wanted to be when he "grows up", and now I get my chance to follow my dream. I always wanted to work in the medical field, and was enrolled to go to school to be a medical assisatant right after high school graduation back in 1974, but met a boy, fell in love, and never made it to school. Got a job as a bookkeeper to pay the bills (I've always been good with numbers, so I should have no problem with College Algebra that starts in a few weeks!) and been stuck in an office ever since. Turning 45, and the events of the last year, made me take stock of my life, and helped me decide that its time to pursue my dream of being a nurse.

    Great to hear about the paths that have led everyone else to this common ground we share. Nice to get to know all of you!
    Welcome Susan !! from another Non-traditinal 40 ish student !! Glad to have you here !!
  8. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by Carleigh
    So nice to know something about everybody. Despite age and background differences, what unites us is NURSING! We're a special breed, loving and wanting to help people. I'm 50(wow that's hard to say because I feel 30) and just started my 2yr. program to be an RN. I taught public school for 14 yrs. and had the good fortune to travel to Spain, France, Mexico and Costa Rica with that profession. Now I'm so excited about my second career-nursing. I've been married for 31 yrs., no children but 5 dogs(1 bi-color German Shepherd and 4 mutts). Moved from Va. to California when I was first married due to husband being in the Navy so we got to travel across country twice. That helps me to know a little bit about some of the states you all live in. We've been back in Va. since 1974. Good luck to everyone Monday!
    Welcome Carleigh!! What an interesting life !! Good Luck with the second career !
  9. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by SusanRN2004
    I'm Susan, age 44, two children (they are also in college- age 20 and 22) Have been married for 24 years in September. After 2 years of pre-recs, I will be starting the two year ASN program on MONDAY!!
    HI Susan !! I have one in college, he will be 20 in 27 days..lol..

    Welcome !!
  10. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by fnimat1
    Hi everyone,
    My name is Fatima. I'm 29, married and a mother to 3 beautiful children. 2 dd's who are 8 & 6 and a son who's 20 mths. We are expecting baby #4....A BOY!!...on Jan. 9 (My 30th B-day). I was accepted into the Fall 2002 nursing program at my college, but I forfeited my spot due to complications I experienced in my pregnancy. I am glad to say that I have been blessed to turn 5 months this past Thursday.... . So I'm at the halfway mark....20 more weeks to go!!!!.....Whooohoooo!!!!!:roll I am taking Anatomy & Physiolology 2 this semester, at night, 2 time per week. I am very excited about A & P 2...I earned an A in A &P 1...it's such an interesting and intriguing course....lol. I do have intentions to apply again for the Fall 2003 program. Hopefully, I'll get in. . I guess that's about it. I love this board and all the support that goes on here.

    Fatima
    "FutureR.N."
    HI Fatima !! congrats again on the baby #4... glad to hear you are past the halfway mark, take care
  11. by   Mkue
    Welcome to everyone that I missed !!

    I hope everyone has a great semester !! :angel2:
  12. by   AmyHall
    I have to say with all the internet sites I've been too this is the best!!! The support is so overwhelming. Nursing in general is stressful but knowing that there is a support system like this makes it a little easier. Makes me happy to know I picked a field that has so many people that want to be there to help you succeed.

    My name is Amy. I'm from Maryland. I'm in my first year of clinicals. I have 3 beautiful, and very full of energy, girls - 9, 7, 5. I have a great husband that supports me with anything I want to do. I recently quit my job so I could concentrate on school & family. I tried the Nursing program about 7 years ago and was working full-time but it was too hard. I'm so happy that I finally get a chance to get back to what I've been dreaming about doing.

    Good luck everyone!!!!!!
  13. by   Love-A-Nurse
    hi, amy! welcome and all the best to you!

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